By Alan Gordon
After a pro-women speech she gave at the Golden Globes went viral, there have been several rumors about media mogul Oprah Winfrey running for president on the Democratic ticket in 2020.
According to media reports, Gayle King, a close friend of Oprah, said the former talk show host is “considering the idea.”
However, right-wingers have already begun pushing back against Winfrey.
Former televangelist Jim Bakker claimed Oprah bores signs of being a demonic figure.
“If you look at the Bible, it says the antichrist will be a worldwide, popular figure who is charismatic,” said Bakker on his online television show. “That sounds like Oprah.”
Other right-wingers were even more alarmist about a potential Oprah run. Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones went flat out racist in his attack.
Jones warned “InfoWars” listeners that President Oprah would lead to the downfall of white people, according to Media Matters.
“We’re going to break down why Oprah Winfrey will never be elected president of the United States because of the skeletons in her closet,” said Jones. “They want to call Trump a Nazi? Look out, lady, we know what you’re designed to do. You’re the black face to carry out the enslavement of black folks and everybody else.”
He also accused Winfrey of being a “globalist” and trying to “brainwash children.”
Jones’ race-baiting comments were echoed by right-wing pastor Dave Daubenmire, according to Right Wing Watch. Daubenmire claimed Oprah wanted to eliminate white people.
“You just gonna let them die of old age, Oprah, if you get to be president of the United States? Hmm? You related in any way, you got any spirit in any way similar to Adolf Hitler and what he did over there? Is this just kind of reverse Nazism, Oprah?” said Daubenmire on his webcast “Pass the Salt.”